Greenville Engagement Session Locations Guide


Did you know that your engagement session is one of the most important parts of your wedding photography experience? That’s because it allows us to work together before the wedding day! We get to teach you how to pose, and we get to see how you two interact best as a couple. Having an engagement session before your wedding is one of the most effective ways to ensure that we capture stunning portraits on your wedding day.

We think the engagement session is so important that we include it with EVERY wedding package. Even our 4-hour wedding timeline includes an enegagment session at our studio in Anderson because we think it’s such a big part of your experience. The engagement session is often the first time we meet our couples!

One of the biggest decisions about your engagement session is where to take them! This guide is for you! We’re going to share some of our favorite images from the most common locations we photograph. For our most popular wedding package, we include sessions in Greenville, Anderson, Easley, and Clemson at no additional cost. So we are going to start with those areas!

Greenville Engagement Session Locations

Downtown Greenville

You know and love it. Downtown Greenville is definitely one of the best places to have a photoshoot. There are just so many options! We can go to parks or we can stay near the buildings on main street. Whatever you want! We can even go up to the top of a Parking Garage!

Downtown Greenville Photoshoot Location

Lake Conestee Nature Park

This is a fun location located in Mauldin. There are boardwalks, bridges, and beauty all around!! If you like trails, and lots of green, you’ll love this spot!!

Furman University

Furman is always a go-to college location for sessions because of its immaculate gardens, greenery, and all around beauty. I’ve shot at Furman more times than I can count, and there are SO many great spots for photographing. Since I have tons of images and favorite spots, I decided to categorize them by location!! Keep scrolling to see more of what Furman has to offer!

My favorite thing about Furman in the spring is the abundance of beautiful blooms around the college campus!! My absolute favorite trees are dogwood trees, and there are dogwoods galore at Furman! We have to catch these at just the right time. They only bloom in April!!

Furman University Spring Blooms Bridal Session and Senior Photos

The Rose Garden is one of those classic, timeless, photo locations that I will always enjoy. In a good year, the roses bloom all the way from May to November!!

 photo session Furman university rose garden

If you want an industrial feel to your photos, Furman has that, too! These photos were all taken near some of the classroom buildings on campus!

Photo session Furman university

I’m pretty sure that almost every session I photograph at Furman, we just HAVE to stop at these evergreen trees. The lighting is always perfect, no matter the time of day, and I am totally in love with all of the images I take here. You can usually find me hiding inside the tree to create beautiful foregrounds for these images!!

photo session Furman university

Another classic Furman location is the lake!! We can choose to shoot with the belltower in the background or not! It’s totally up to you! The lake is especially beautiful and the light especially soft at twilight during blue hour! There are other spots around Furman as well like the chapel, the grassy area by the student center, the bell tower, and the Asia garden (below).

photo session Furman university lake
photo session Furman university duncan chapel
photo session Furman university
 photo session Furman university

Engagement Session Locations in Easley, Anderson, and Clemson

Stephanie’s Parents Home in Dacusville, SC (Open Fields, Woods, & Mountain Views)

This one is at Steph’s parents house! We get private access to this field. It’s so amazing!! They also have an incredible Japanese Maple Tree that is beautiful in the fall. Plus, wooded spots if that’s your vibe! This is our number oe place to shoot beacuse it’s private and there’s a lot of diversity

Mountain Family Session in Greenville SC with Open Field and Fall Colors
Steph’s Parents in the Fall
Open Field Engagement Session in Greenville, SC
Steph’s parents in the Summer

The South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson

Our couples love this location, and it has so much to offer in all seasons! There are flowers, woods, trees, and even a spot with an open field. If you’re close to Clemson, this is a great location for an engagement session!

The SC Botanical Gardens in the Spring & Summer
The SC Botanical Gardens in the Fall

The Walker Golf Course Dock in Clemson

If Clemson is your place, then the Walker Golf Course Dock is also a must! It’s just about 5 minutes from the Botanical Gardens, so we can go to both of these locations in Clemson if you’d like! Or, you can pair it with a trip to Death Valley or the Esso Club like one of our Clemson Alumni couples did!

The Walker Golf Course Dock in the Spring & Summer
The Walker Course in the Fall

Clemson University

Clemson is also a really beautiful campus to photograph! If you’re a tiger fan, or if you just want beautiful buildings and light in your photos we can head over to Clemson!

Anderson University

We love engagement sessions at Anderson University! Even if you aren’t an AU grad, it’s still a beautiful spot for photos! If you want a more classy feel to your photos this is a great place! There are lots of hidden gems around campus including some buildings with beautiful columns!

Our Studio in Anderson

We also absolutely LOVE shooting at our studio in Anderson! We get gorgeous light in the backyard pretty much all day. And we have an indoor option in case of inclement weather too!

Location Ideas With Travel Fees

If your perfect location is not in Greenville, Easley, Anderson, or Clemson, that’s okay! We love to travel for sessions and love it when couples pick a spot that is sentimental to them. Below are some of our favorite locations outside of the complimentary radius that we can visit! Let us know your favorite spot & we’ll let you know about the additional travel fees. No idea is too crazy!

Lake Jocassee in Salem, SC (Devils Fork State Park)

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve in Cleveland, SC

bald rock mountain Bridal Portraits and Engagement Session

Sassafras Mountain in Rocky Bottom, SC

sassafras mountain Engagement Photos

Dupont State Forest in Cedar Mountain, NC

Upstate SC Photoshoot Location with Waterfall - Dupont State Forest
Upstate SC Photoshoot Location with Waterfall - Dupont State Forest

Table Rock State Park in Pickens, SC

Upstate SC Photoshoot Location Table Rock
Table Rock Waterfall Photoshoot Location Greenville SC

Miliken Arboretum in Spartanburg, SC

Sparganburg Photoshoot Location - Miliken Arboretum for Engagement Session
Miliken at Sunset
miliken arboretum spartanburg photoshoot location for Engagement Session
Miliken at Sunrise

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